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Resources for New Graduate Students


A-Z INDEX OF UNIVERSITY RESOURCES
Review this index at http://www.uni.edu/resources/a-z-index

CAMPUS MAP
Review the campus map at http://uni.edu/campusmap/    

CATID
Your CatID consist of your username and passphrase (password) and are your login credentials. 
Go to Information Technology Services at https://www.uni.edu/its/  and click on the CatID Passphrase Information.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION ABOUT CEDAR FALLS-WATERLOO
The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber http://cedarvalleyalliance.com/
Cedar Falls Main Street: http://www.communitymainstreet.org/
Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau: http://www.cedarfallstourism.org/
The Waterloo Convention & Visitors Center: http://www.waterloocvb.org/

EMAIL
All students, faculty, and staff are provided with an email account hosted by Google Apps for Education.
ALL UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR UNI EMAIL ADDRESS SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN.  
Go to Information Technology Services (ITS) https://www.uni.edu/its/  and click on “Email.”  

FINANCIAL AID
Review financial aid information for graduate students at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/graduate-students

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
If you have questions regarding graduate assistantships, contact your respective department.  
For additional information review Assistantships & Graduate College Tuition Scholarships at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships

HEALTH REQUIREMENT FORM - MANDATORY
New graduate students will need to provide their completed Mandatory Health Requirement Form to the Student Health Clinic prior to January 23, 2017. If students are not in compliance, a $30 fee will be assessed and a hold will be placed on the students' account preventing them from registering for any following semester.  If you attended UNI for your undergraduate program you should have already provided this information.  For information regarding this requirement, including exemptions, review https://uni.edu/health/requirements

HOUSING, ON CAMPUS  
Enjoy the convenience of living on campus. Visit the Department of Residence website http://www.uni.edu/dor/ and take a look at housing options within
Hillside-Jennings Apartments http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/hillside-jennings-apartments
Panther Village http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/panther-village,
ROTH http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/roth 
Shull Hall http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/shull-hall .

HOUSING, OFF CAMPUS
The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) maintains a listing of off campus housing at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/housing
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, the daily local newspaper, includes advertisements for housing rentals http://wcfcourier.com/ads/housing/

ID CARD - UNI
Your UNI ID card https://uni.edu/dor/idcard/ will be widely used across campus for identification and validating privilege use at the dining centers,
library, athletic and performance events, the Wellness Recreation Center and for electronic access doors.
Initial ID cards are given at no cost.  You can get your ID card in the Department of Residence which is located in Redeker Center (See Campus Map).

MYUNIVERSE AND STUDENT CENTER
MyUNIverse is a personalized Web portal that UNI students, faculty and staff use to access and update their personal records. Review Navigating MyUNIverse for Graduate Students at.....Click here for information.
This includes registration, billing and financial aid, academic progress report (degree audit) and much more.
Login to MyUNIverse with your CatID to access your personal records and access administrative systems.
Your Student Center in MyUNIverse is your academic management tool http://www.uni.edu/sis/content/student-center-help

PAYING YOUR UNIVERSITY BILL
Find information including the process and schedule for paying your University Bill (u-bill) at the Office of Business Operations at http://www.uni.edu/obo/student-accounts

PUBLIC SAFETY, PARKING DIVISION
Will you have a vehicle on campus? Learn about vehicle registration and parking policies at http://www.uni.edu/publicsafety/parking-division.
The Multimodal Transportation Center, a multi-level facility is located on 23rd Street, just east of Campbell Hall.
Review information on parking, the Pavilion, the Met Bus Schedules and fares, and bike lockers at http://www.uni.edu/publicsafety/parking-division-multimodal-transportation-center 
The Panther Shuttle is the free on campus bus service for UNI students and staff and operates during the academic year.
To learn more about the Panther Shuttle, including the schedule, at http://www.uni.edu/publicsafety/parking-division-panther-shuttle

TEXTBOOKS
Access textbook information through University Book & Supply (UBS) at http://panthersupply.com/